Celebrated fiction writer Junot Díaz , author of Drown, will read from his work at New York University’s Jurow Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East (at Waverly Place) on Friday, November 3, at 7 p.m. A featured event in the NYU Creative Writing Program Fall Reading Series, the reading is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212.998.8816.
Díaz’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, African Voices, Best American Short Stories (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000), and in Pushcart Press XXII. He has received a fellowship from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, a Lila Acheson Wallace Readers Digest Award, the 2002 Pen/Malamud Award, the 2003 US-Japan Creative Artist Fellowship from the NEA, and a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Díaz is an associate professor at MIT.
The next event in this series takes place on November 30 when two Pulitzer Prize-winning poets, Galway Kinnell and Philip Levine, read.
The NYU Creative Writing Program, with permanent faculty members E.L. Doctorow, Paule Marshall, Breyten Breytenbach, Philip Levine, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Sharon Olds, has distinguished itself for over three decades as a leading national center for the study of literature and writing. The Reading Series, sponsored in cooperation with the NYU Book Centers, is a vital component of the Writing Program, bringing both established and new writers to NYU.